Hotel du Phare Les Mamelles
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Room service
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... and a bus depot.
Elsewhere in the city are a number of mosques, very African looking, no onion domes. And a lot of men wear jhalabas, those long elegant robes, although few women are dressed in traditional Muslim attire. There are probably more women in traditional African dresses although they're far outnumbered by those in modern western wear. So it's a progressive place and a comfortable city. And judging by the coffee shop down the street I'd almost say it's got casual ...
... here, I've had the task of explaining some of our laws and the way our government works. (As well as the concept of a "hash tag" (spelling?) but that's for another day.)
My challenge for my American friends is to put yourself in my shoes in explaining:
1) Our drinking age law; not the actual history behind it but the logic as to why I'm legally allowed to have my body deteriorated from tobacco, sign up to fight in a war, and vote for three years ...
... and wooden carvings. We were invited to look at their stalls but we explained we were on a guided tour. But they insisted we come and have a look afterwards, so we agreed just to get rid of them.
We walked along the streets until we came to the Maison des Esclaves or the House of Slaves. The official language of Senegal is French, so all the signage around the island was in French. The curator of the house of slaves showed us the depressing cells ...
... that was being sorted we went on an alcohol hunt. A local guy showed us around and found us a couple of bottle shops after we bought the first one out of beer. We were trying to stock up for Ash's 19th birthday party.
After a few hours being pestered by locals to buy things including spanners, socks and mobiles we headed towards camp. Camping was by the beach and had wifi but only had open ...
... ride from the Port of Dakar is the tranquil Ile d Goree. It is a significant symbol and reminder of the horrors of the slave trade. One of the earliest European settlements along the Senegalese coast, it was an important trading center during the 18th and 19th centuries. Trade included both material goods and slaves. Merchants built houses in which they would live or work in the upper storey and store their 'cargoes' on the lower floor.